Sunderland is a city in Tyne and Wear in north eastern England. The city was founded on three settlements, those of Monkwearmouth, founded in 674, Bishopwearmouth founded in 930 and Sunderland, which began as a fishing village but was granted a charter in 1179. The first people in the area were prehistoric hunter-gatherers, and artefacts from the Stone Ages have been found. The area was occupied by the Celtic tribe of the Brigantes before and during the Roman period and there was a Roman settlement on the south bank of the River Wear. In the not so distant past Sunderland had a major ship-building industry.
Road traffic accidents in Sunderland
As Sunderland is a city, it has a large volume of traffic and so there are road traffic accidents in Sunderland as there are elsewhere in the UK. Some of the road traffic accidents in Sunderland are slight and no one is injured. If there are traffic jams then traffic is hardly moving at speed. Knocks and dents can be dealt with by insurance companies, but if you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Sunderland, then you might need the help of an experienced road traffic accident solicitor in order to file a claim for your injuries.
How to file a claim
First of all you must be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident in which you were injured. As well as that, you have to prove that another person was responsible for it. A personal injury solicitor can help you build your case to prove these points.
If your road traffic accident in Sunderland involved a motorised vehicle (motorbikes, mopeds, cars and so on) and people were injured, the police should have been called to the accident scene. They will conduct an investigation into the causes of the accident and then write a report which will be needed if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim.
An ambulance should also have been called to take the injured to hospital. You will need your medical report to make a claim as this will be the basis for calculating how much compensation you might be awarded for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries. Of course this won’t be the total amount of compensation you could receive as other things can be claimed for such as loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information about your potential claim whenever is convenient for you, as our freephone lines are always open. From a mobile call 0333 500 0993, or call 0800 689 0500 from a landline. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?